Bruno Gnassi 2002 - present
Bruno Gnassi was born and raised in Montreal, QC. He completed a BA from Loyola College/Universite de Montreal, and then a MLS from McGill University in 1978.  Upon graduation Gnassi was hired by the Social Science Federation of Canada where he worked on SocsCan, the then embryonic database of social scientists in Canada. Subsequently, he went to the Library of Parliament, Ottawa, ON and from 1979 to 1982 he served as a general reference librarian, an assistant librarian in the research branch library and, later, head of Canadian government documents. He also served on the Library’s Advisory Council of Depository Services Program where he chaired the government’s review of the Program. As a result of the evaluation, in 1992 he was seconded from the Library of Parliament to oversee the renewal of the program. Ultimately he was asked to become the Director of the Depository Services Program, a post he held until the Program was integrated into the Public Access Sector Program’s Sector within the Communications Coordination Services Branch of Public Works and Government Services. Subsequently, he became a member of the Chief Informatics Sector of the Branch, tasked with developing the information infrastructure for the Branch. He remained there until 2002 when he was hired as University Librarian at Mount Allison University.

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